The Pupil Premium is additional funding given to publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of ‘Ever 6’ pupils and close the gap between them and their peers.
Funding for 2014 to 2015 In the 2014 to 2015 financial year, schools will receive the following funding for each child registered as eligible for free school meals at any point in the last 6 years (‘Ever6’): £1,300 for primary-aged pupils £935 for secondary-aged pupils (we will receive approximately £130k over the financial year) Schools will also receive £1,900 for each looked-after pupil who: has been looked after for 1 day or more was adopted from care on or after 30 December 2005, or left care under: a special guardianship order a residence order
Primary vs Secondary Primary and Secondary schools tend to allocate Pupil Premium funds very differently indeed. We currently have 164 Pupil Premium students in Years 7-11. There is no stigma attached to any of these students. All classes have a seating plan and teaching staff know where Pupil Premium students sit, what their attainment is currently and what they need to do to improve. They are by no means the only group where we monitor progress closely but they are a key group for the school. Where any underperformance exists we aim to tackle it squarely. No secondary school places the PP funds squarely on the ‘head’ of any particular student. Primaries are often able to do this due to the smaller cohort involved. Secondaries use the resources where they see fit for the greater good of the cohort’s attainment. We are also given the monies in financial years NOT school years.
Pupil Premium Educational Voucher We are making £125 available directly to families to support their child’s progress in school during this academic year. What it can be spent on: Learning resources (books, revision guides, internet dongles etc.) Educational visits/trips arranged by the school (all visit/trip letters contain Pupil Premium information) In some circumstances it can be used for travel to/from alternative educational provision or for parents to attend Parents’ Evenings Uniform replacement if this is an issue N.B. The money does not roll over into the next academic year due to financial regulations and restrictions.
We are very much a partnership Please monitor your son/ daughter/ grandson/ granddaughter’s planner; this will tell you their homework, credits for good (or poor!) behaviour, current attendance and, quite often, notes from staff. Meeting deadlines is crucial: controlled assessments, class tests, homework hand-in dates etc. Constantly pester your child as to when these key dates are. It’s an utter myth that natural intelligence will shine through. A well- organised student will always outperform a poorly-organised student at GCSE. This is a particular issue with boys! Stay in regular contact with us as a school. Don’t hesitate to contact SACs, form tutors, subject staff etc. Make every effort to attend parents’ evenings.
‘People are made, not born’ The ‘Growth Mindset’ and barriers to learning
Learning helps our neurons GROW. The more we learn, the more connections they make.
Growth MindsetFixed Mindset You know you can develop intelligence You think your intelligence is fixed You enjoy challenge and set ambitious goals You avoid challenging goals You keep going when it’s tough You give up You give 100%You don’t think you should try You take inspiration from others You feel threatened by the success of others How students think makes all the difference
Effort over outcome ‘CoD’ “When you’re stuck, you’re learning”
5 GCSE A*-C grades including English and Maths Entry Requirements for most colleges/apprenticeships etc.
Ever 6 students are statistically less likely to achieve this ‘benchmark’ of 5 A*-C grades including English and Maths. An approximate national estimate is that the Ever 6 gap is a whopping 30%: a worked example… 70% (Non PP) vs 40% (PP)= 30% GAP The National Picture
A student with 90% attendance Has missed…………… 10% of the academic year ½ a day of school a week 4 weeks of school across the year 97 hours of teaching If a student has 90% attendance for the 5 years of secondary school they will have missed ½ a year of their education!
On average, compared to someone with attendance above 98%... Someone with attendance lower than 90% achieves 1 ½ grades lower in all of their subjects. Someone with attendance between 90% and 95% achieves 1 grade lower in half of their subjects. Someone with attendance between 95% and 98% achieves 1 grade lower in a quarter of their subjects.
Please take a bracing approach to illness. It really does matter.
And lastly… one thing to take away from tonight
Mr P Groves (Assistant Headteadcher)- 01925 768596 or PGR@culchethhigh.org.ukPGR@culchethhigh.org.uk Mrs P Bradley (Attendance and Pupil Premium Support)- 01925 768582 or PBR@culchethhigh.org.ukPBR@culchethhigh.org.uk PUPIL PREMIUM CONTACT DETAILS: